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Mucinous non-neoplastic cyst of the pancreas accompanied by non-parasitic asymptomatic liver cysts

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Brunner, A., Ladurner, R., Kosmahl, M. et al. Mucinous non-neoplastic cyst of the pancreas accompanied by non-parasitic asymptomatic liver cysts. Virchows Arch 444, 482–484 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00428-004-0999-z

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  • Pancreatitis
  • Mucinous non-neoplastic cyst
  • Mucinous cystic neoplasm
  • Non-parasitic liver cysts